| Jul 27, 2014
Carol Perry struggled with rheumatoid arthritis but still was quick to volunteer to help the elderly with errands and to drive them to doctors' appointments.
During her five decades in Orange and Seminole counties, she helped the young and the old...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Republican voters in Florida House District 30 will choose between two conservative businessmen who say they want to create jobs and cut government regulation.
Longwood Mayor Bob Cortes and Seminole County businessman Scott Sturgill face off in the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:31 PM
These 33 Central Florida schools must tack an extra hour on to their school day for the 2014-15 school year and devote that time to reading lessons:
•Lake County: Beverly Shores, Eustis Heights and Leesburg elementary schools; Humanities and Fine...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Tony's Deli, a longtime favorite in Orlando's Mills 50 near downtown, is closed. But a second location has opened at 129 W. First St. in Sanford's historic district. The family-owned Middle Eastern eatery first opened in 1977 and quickly became a go-to...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Lake Mary is a family-friendly city with good schools, affordable homes and a low-crime rate, and that earned it a Top 10 ranking on a new list of "Best Towns for Families" put out by Family Circle magazine.
Lake Mary is the only Florida locale on the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked.
The 33 schools — on campuses...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:31 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's fight over "fair" congressional lines has left policymakers and the court in a paradox: should they require voters throughout Central Florida to cast ballots on illegal maps, or invalidate some votes already cast?
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:02 AM
A team that included two Seminole County students and was coached by a Seminole County teacher has won the National Tournament of Academic Excellence.
The competition, which has origins in Florida, concluded Tuesday at Walt Disney World's Contemporary...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Special Needs Shelter Registration for Seniors
The recent storms that hit the Florida Panhandle area have reminded us of the approaching hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.
For some in Central Florida,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:33 PM
A Longwood man wanting to get his start in the child-pornography business planned to slash the throats of a mother and father so he could drug and rape their 9-year-old daughter, videotape their sex acts and then kill her, too, state law-enforcement...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:13 AM
A bill that calls for harsher punishments for Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature.
The ennhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures — teachers, coaches, counselors...